Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Steel is real

One of my first track bikes was pure steel. Steel builds are the classiest form of the bicycle in my opinion. The welds, the rigidity and geometry, but overall the pure rawness of it. It's the original way they were built and meant to be since the early days of cycling. Even though I own two aluminum bikes, I can always appreciate a solid, steel frame, especially since I used to own one. I can definitely say they ride smoother and cushier than stiff, aluminum frames, but then again steel bikes are heavier and the handling is not as precise and accurate as aluminum, but that's a never ending debate...steel or aluminum, aluminum or steel. Check out a few of my favorite steel steeds below and remember, there's a reason they say "steel is real"!